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2010-08-02 11:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Princeton Review - known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges - has created several resources to help applicants and parents find the financial aid many of them will need to pay for college this year. Among the unique resources are Financial Aid Ratings (scores on a scale of 60 to 99) that The Princeton Review has tallied for 606 colleges based on its surveys of administrators at hundreds of schools in...

2010-08-02 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey by The Princeton Review that asked 122,000 students at 373 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences at them, the best professors are at Reed College (OR). However, the college at which students are most satisfied with their financial aid - the issue many parents care most about - is Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA). Sewanee-The University of the South (TN) takes top...

2010-08-02 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Princeton Review - known for its education services helping students choose and get in to colleges - today reported its third annual Green Ratings of colleges: a measure of how environmentally friendly the institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. The Company tallied the rating for 703 institutions based on its institutional surveys of colleges in 2009-10 concerning their environmentally related practices, policies and academic offerings....

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2010-06-21 11:41:47

An international team including scientists from Princeton University has detected subatomic particles deep within the Earth's interior. The discovery could help geologists understand how reactions taking place in the planet's interior affect events on the surface such as earthquakes and volcanoes. Someday, scientists may know enough about the sources and flow of heat in the Earth to predict events like the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland. The finding, made by the Borexino Collaboration at...

2010-06-11 11:48:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Residence Inn by Marriott - Princeton / South Brunswick hotel continued a tradition of delivering greeting cards with personalized messages to local veterans and families this year in a new way that brings its social media presence to the real world of customer and community service. "We've previously shared our own thoughts of thanks with our neighboring veterans on special holidays but for this Memorial Day, we wanted to deliver not...

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2010-04-02 10:40:30

A new technique developed by Princeton University engineers for producing electricity-conducting plastics could dramatically lower the cost of manufacturing solar panels. By overcoming technical hurdles to producing plastics that are translucent, malleable and able to conduct electricity, the researchers have opened the door to broader use of the materials in a wide range of electrical devices. With mounting concerns about global warming and energy demand, plastics could represent a low-cost...

2010-03-30 09:17:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthrough single-molecule genomic analysis technology, today announced the issuance of U.S. patent 7,670,770 for nanochannel arrays that enable high-throughput macromolecular analysis. Also disclosed are methods of preparing nanochannel array chips, methods of analyzing macromolecules such as entire strands of genomic DNA, and systems for implementing these methods. Dr. Han Cao, the Company's founder and chief...

2010-03-30 07:30:00

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the more than two million teens annually applying to colleges, the SAT is no laughing matter. SAT scores can impact whether students get accepted by the college of their dreams as well as scholarship, grant and financial aid award decisions. But a new Facebook application from Random House's Princeton Review Books offers teens a fun-spirited way to sharpen their SAT test-taking skills and challenge their friends to SAT study competitions. Titled...

2010-03-23 23:01:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Some call it "the other March madness." It's nail-biting season now through April as college acceptance/rejection and financial aid letters land in family mailboxes. According to a Princeton Review survey of 9,132 college applicants and 3,042 parents of applicants, stress levels are up and college costs are a major concern this year: 86% of respondents say financial aid will be "very necessary" to pay for college, and 68% report the economic...

2010-03-16 06:30:00

Last year Winston picked the inner teams AND the Final Four using these methods PRINCETON, N.J., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using the well-known and highly respected Sagarin Ratings (found at http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/bkt0910.htm) sports statistician and Indiana University Professor Wayne Winston has "simulated" the NCAA 2010 Men's Basketball tournament 5000 times. For each team, the table below gives the chance of the team winning 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 games. For...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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